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It's about learning to use your camera so you never miss the moment again - whatever that moment may be. 

Photography Courses


Digital I - Beginner Photography

In our most popular photography course, Digital I Beginner Photography, you will have a full hands-on and interactive photography experience. Held in interesting locations around your city, we will have you out of the classroom and into real world photography situations.

We believe you learn photography by DOING it, and with proper instruction in the moment, you make much greater progress. By taking hundreds of photos throughout the day, you will learn how to use your camera effectively to get the photos you want. Our instructors will take the mystery and the frustration out of taking great pictures, and bring back the fun!

This course is perfect for the beginner.  In our Digital I beginner photography course we show you everything you need to know to use your camera in full manual mode, choose the right lens for the job, and find the right angles. Our students learn to capture breathtaking images, while having the confidence to replicate their photographs every time.

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What you will learn

  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they work
  • Camera modes
  • Depth of field
  • Low light photography
  • White balance
  • Lens selection
  • Equipment selection
  • Distortion & compression
  • Composition
  • And much, much more!

Course details

What's included:

  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch & snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 10) 
  • Endless ongoing support.
  • Lifetime FREE access to our Digital I Photography Course ONLINE.

What to bring:

  • Camera (with one lens),
  • Bottle of water,
  • Fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one),
  • Empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day).

Questions

If you're not sure if this course is right for you, simply chat with us (below), contact us via email or phone +1 (888) 734-2641.

Locations & Dates

Locations

This course is available in (summer and winter locations displayed): 


Calgary: 

Heritage Park or Eau Claire



Canmore:

North West Mounted police Barracks



Toronto: 

Union Station



Burlington / Oakville:

Brant Street Pier or Royal Botanical Gardens



Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory



Mississauga:

Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens or Centennial Park Conservatory



Ottawa:

Maman Statue or National Gallery of Canada


Vancouver: 

TBA



Kelowna: Downtown Kelowna or Okanagan Heritage Museum


Please NOTE: Precise locations in each city are subject to change - based on weather, availability etc. Please pay close attention to your emails once you have purchased a course as we will work to communicate ALL location changes in a timely manner. 

Upcoming Dates

Course runs from 10am - 4pm

You have the option to choose your dates later, or gift this course, when you checkout.

Calgary:

  • Sat. Aug 8, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 12, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sun. Dec 6, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 12, 2020

Canmore:

  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 20, 2020

Toronto:

  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 12, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 20, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 5, 2020

Burlington / Oakville:

  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 12, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 20, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 5, 2020

Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge:

  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 12, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 20, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 5, 2020

Mississauga

  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 12, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 20, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 5, 2020

Ottawa:

  • Sat. Aug 8, 2020
  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 12, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 20, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 5, 2020

Vancouver:

  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 12, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 20, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 5, 2020

Kelowna:

  • Sat. Aug 8, 2020
  • Sun. Aug 23, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 13, 2020
  • Sun. Sep 19, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4, 2020
  • Sat. Oct 24, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 7, 2020
  • Sun. Nov 22, 2020
  • Sat. Dec 5, 2020

Janice S.

After every course with Learn Photography Canada, I've become inspired to get out and take more photos. Groups are small, the largest was six, the smallest was two. Lots of hands on, personalized instruction. Fabulous instructors, and the company is great at working with your schedule. Take the leap, sign up for Digital I, and get your camera off Auto mode.


Digital II - Motion & Light

Our Digital II Photography Course is designed to take your photos to the next level. This course will teach you how to read and use different lighting situations to take not just good photos, but amazing ones. We will talk in depth about exposure, exposure compensation and how to capture spectacular images using LIGHT first.

This course will also take you on an in-depth journey through the world of MOTION. Learn to slow it down, speed it up and capture everything in between - we will have you manipulating the settings on your camera like a pro. This is the perfect, and essential next step in your photography journey. You have goals, let's take you there!

What you will learn

  • How to find the perfect light
  • Direction of light
  • Exposure compensation
  • Light contrast
  • Light metering
  • Sunstarring
  • Hard vs soft light
  • Composition
  • Action photography
  • Clearly capturing motion in all lighting situations

Course details

What's included:

  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch & snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 10) 
  • Endless ongoing support.
  • Lifetime FREE access to our Digital I Photography Course ONLINE.

What to bring:

  • Camera (with one lens),
  • Bottle of water,
  • Fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one),
  • Empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day),
  • Any other lenses you'd like to try out.

Questions

If you're not sure if this course is right for you, simply chat with us (below), contact us via email or phone +1 (888) 734-2641.

Locations & Dates

Locations

This course is available in (summer and winter locations displayed): 


Calgary: 

Calgary Zoo



Canmore:

North West Mounted police Barracks



Toronto: 

TBA



Burlington / Oakville:

Paletta Lakefront Park or Royal Botanical Gardens



Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory



Mississauga:

Adamson Estate or Centennial Park Conservatory


Vancouver:

TBA



Ottawa:

Confederation Park or National Gallery of Canada



Kelowna: 

Kasuagi Gardens or Rotary Center for the Arts


Please NOTE: Precise locations in each city are subject to change - based on weather, availability etc. Please pay close attention to your emails once you have purchased a course as we will work to communicate ALL location changes in a timely manner.

Upcoming Dates

Course runs from 10am - 4pm

You have the option to choose your dates later, or gift this course, when you checkout.

Calgary:

  • Sun. Oct 25, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28, 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13, 2020

Canmore:

  • Sat. Aug 29, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26, 2020

Toronto:

  • Sat. Aug 29, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 25, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28, 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13, 2020

Burlington / Oakville:

  • Sat. Aug 29, 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26, 2020
  • Sun. Oct 25, 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28, 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13, 2020

Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

  • Sat. Aug 29 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26 2020
  • Sun. Oct 25 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13 2020

Mississauga: 

  • Sat. Aug 29 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26 2020
  • Sun. Oct 25 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13 2020

Ottawa: 

  • Sat. Aug 29 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26 2020
  • Sun. Oct 25 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13 2020

Vancouver: 

  • Sat. Aug 29 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26 2020
  • Sun. Oct 25 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13 2020

Kelowna: 

  • Sat. Aug 29 2020
  • Sat. Sep 26 2020
  • Sun. Oct 25 2020
  • Sat. Nov 28 2020
  • Sun. Dec 13 2020

Pam B.

Learn Photography Canada is my number one choice, and the only company I recommend for any and all photo enthusiasts who want to learn new skills!! 


Digital III - Landscapes & Travel

We will spend the day in a beautiful landscape setting learning to take landscape and travel photos you can be proud of.  We will be taking you around some amazing photographic locations and giving you the tools and knowledge to capture those incredible scenes. Note in Calgary this course will be held in Canmore or Banff depending on seasonality.

We will be covering a variety of compositional techniques, as well as HDR, panoramas and the use of filters. Learn how to use your camera to take spectacular landscape and travel photographs. Hands on and in amazing locations - it's what we're all about and this course takes it to the next level.

What you will learn

  • How to find the perfect light
  • Direction of light
  • Exposure compensation
  • Light contrast
  • Light metering
  • Sunstarring
  • Hard vs soft light
  • Composition
  • Action photography
  • Clearly capturing motion in all lighting situations

Course details

What's included:

  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch & snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 10) 
  • Endless ongoing support.
  • Lifetime FREE access to our Digital I Photography Course ONLINE.

What to bring:

NOTE: for this course you will need your own vehicle. Please contact us if you would like to enquire about car pooling options.

What to bring:

  • Camera,
  • Lenses (a wide angle lens is a nice addition if you have one),
  • Tripod, 
  • Any filters you might have (you do not need to have any, but bring them if you do)
  • Bottle of water,
  • Fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one),
  • Empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day).

Questions

If you're not sure if this course is right for you, simply chat with us (below), contact us via email or phone +1 (888) 734-2641.

Locations & Dates

Locations

This course is available in (summer availability only): 


Calgary: 

Canmore



Canmore:

Tourism Alberta Canmore Visitor Information Centre



Toronto: 

TBA



Burlington / Oakville:

Hilton Falls & Mount Nemo Conservation Area



Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

Hilton Falls & Mount Nemo Conservation Area



Mississauga:

Hilton Falls & Mount Nemo Conservation Area



Ottawa:

Hogs Back Falls Lookout


Vancouver:

TBA



Kelowna: 

Knox Mountain Park


Please NOTE: Precise locations in each city are subject to change - based on weather, availability etc. Please pay close attention to your emails once you have purchased a course as we will work to communicate ALL location changes in a timely manner.

Upcoming Dates

Course runs from 10am - 4pm

You have the option to choose your dates later, or gift this course, when you checkout.

Calgary / Canmore:

  • Sat. Aug 15 2020
  • Sun. Sep 27 2020

Toronto:

Please email us for date options.

Burlington / Oakville:

  • Sat. Aug 15 2020
  • Sun. Sep 27 2020

Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

  • Sat. Aug 15 2020
  • Sun. Sep 27 2020

Mississauga: 

  • Sat. Aug 15 2020
  • Sun. Sep 27 2020

Ottawa: 

  • Sat. Aug 15 2020
  • Sun. Sep 27 2020

Vancouver: 

Please email us for date options.

Kelowna: 

  • Sat. Aug 15 2020
  • Sun. Sep 12 2020

Henning M.

Learn Photography Canada's approach is truly unique. By learning about technology and techniques as we took pictures I was able to see the results, get feedback from the instructors and immediately become a better photographer. The experience was all around great; from the locations we went to, to the quality of the instructors (they know pretty much every camera model out there and how to get the most out of it). Great value for my time and the money spent on the course!


People Photography

Who doesn't want to take better photos of people? Your family, your kids and grandkids, a significant birthday, your friends at a party, a family reunion, a wedding… these are the times when you want to be able to take the very best photos of the people in your life. Our instructors help you learn photography basics for taking people photos you can treasure.

This course will have you learning the intricacies of posing, communicating and managing light to take spectacular portraits. From individuals to groups, we will have you organizing incredible photo shoots.

What you will learn

  • Posing people and groups
  • Communication with subjects for best, most flattering photos
  • Continual focus
  • Portrait tips & tricks
  • Directional light
  • Natural light
  • Using light modifiers (including reflectors)

Course details

What's included:

  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch & snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 10) 
  • Endless ongoing support.
  • Lifetime FREE access to our Digital I Photography Course ONLINE.

What to bring:

  • Camera,
  • Lenses (a zoom or prime lens is a nice addition if you have one),
  • A reflector if you have one (you do not need to have one, but bring it if you do)
  • Bottle of water,
  • Fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one),
  • Empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day).

Questions

If you're not sure if this course is right for you, simply chat with us (below), contact us via email or phone +1 (888) 734-2641.

Locations & Dates

Locations

This course is available in (summer and winter locations displayed): 


Calgary: 

Fish Creek Park or Heritage Park



Toronto: 

TBA



Burlington / Oakville:

Lakeside Park or Royal Botanical Gardens



Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

Lakeside Park or Royal Botanical Gardens



Mississauga:

Lakeside Park or Royal Botanical Gardens



Ottawa:

National Gallery of Canada


Vancouver:

TBA



Kelowna: 

Downtown Kelowna or Okanagan Heritage Museum


Please NOTE: Precise locations in each city are subject to change - based on weather, availability etc. Please pay close attention to your emails once you have purchased a course as we will work to communicate ALL location changes in a timely manner.

Upcoming Dates

Course runs from 10am - 4pm

You have the option to choose your dates later, or gift this course, when you checkout.

Calgary:

  • Sun. Aug 30 2020
  • Sat. Oct 17 2020

Toronto:

Please email us for date options.

Burlington / Oakville:

  • Sun. Aug 30 2020
  • Sat. Oct 17 2020

Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

  • Sun. Aug 30 2020
  • Sat. Oct 17 2020

Mississauga: 

  • Sun. Aug 30 2020
  • Sat. Oct 17 2020

Ottawa: 

  • Sun. Aug 30 2020
  • Sat. Oct 17 2020

Vancouver: 

Please email us for date options.

Kelowna: 

  • Sun. Aug 30 2020
  • Sat. Oct 17 2020

Robin S.

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Learn Photography Canada on our new SLR camera. We were blown away with their knowledge, expertise, and ability to share all of the above in a way that the average person could understand and put to use. Did I mention it was fun too? If you haven't taken one of their courses, you really have to. Thank you James and Learn Photography Canada!


Night Photography

Our Night Photography course will teach you how to capture crystal clear night scenes. Learn how to capture city scapes at night, from light trails to ghost people to light writing.

Our simple process will have you mastering all forms of low light photography, from sunsets and sunrises to night scenes. We will cover the use of tripods, shutter releases and flash at night to demystify this beautiful photography medium.

What you will learn

  • How to take awesome photographs at night – what else really matters??
  • Long exposures
  • Sunsets
  • Low light photography
  • Night portraits
  • Physiograms
  • Light painting
  • Light writing

Course details

What's included:

  • An incredible walking tour of the city at night.
  • 4 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • The coolest Night Photography tips ever!
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 10)
  • Endless ongoing support.

What to bring:

  • Camera (with one lens),
  • Tripod,
  • Shutter release (optional, but very handy),
  • A flashlight,
  • Bottle of water,
  • Fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one),
  • An empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos through the evening),
  • Incredibly warm clothing (yes, it can get pretty cold out there!).

Questions

If you're not sure if this course is right for you, simply chat with us (below), contact us via email or phone +1 (888) 734-2641.

Locations & Dates

Locations

This course is available in (summer availability only): 


Calgary: 

Sien Lok Park



Toronto: 

TBA



Burlington / Oakville:

Spencer Smith Park



Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

Spencer Smith Park



Mississauga:

Kariya Park



Ottawa:

Major's Hill Park


Vancouver:

TBA



Kelowna: 

Quail's Gate Winery


Please NOTE: Precise locations in each city are subject to change - based on weather, availability etc. Please pay close attention to your emails once you have purchased a course as we will work to communicate ALL location changes in a timely manner.

Upcoming Dates

Course runs from 8pm - 12am.

You have the option to choose your dates later, or gift this course, when you checkout.

Calgary:

  • Fri. Aug 7 2020
  • Fri. Sep 4 2020
  • Fri. Sep 25 2020

Toronto:

Please email us for date options.

Burlington / Oakville:

  • Fri. Aug 7 2020
  • Fri. Sep 4 2020
  • Fri. Sep 25 2020

Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

  • Fri. Sep 4 2020
  • Fri. Sep 25 2020

Mississauga: 

  • Fri. Aug 7 2020
  • Fri. Sep 4 2020
  • Fri. Sep 25 2020

Ottawa: 

  • Fri. Aug 7 2020
  • Fri. Sep 4 2020
  • Fri. Sep 25 2020

Vancouver: 

Please email us for date options.

Kelowna:

  • Fri. Aug 7 2020
  • Fri. Sep 4 2020
  • Fri. Sep 25 2020

Cynthia P.

Fantastic Course! The digital l course was in Canmore with stunning scenery and tons of areas to take amazing photos. The instructor was very knowledgable, personable and took the time to walk you through all of the instructions. I loved the course so much I signed up for digital ll and lightroom. I would highly recommend this course to others that are just starting out or would like a refresher. Thanks Jana and team.


Lightroom Photo-Editing

Learn all about Adobe Lightroom and it's incredible functionality. This course will teach you about organizing and editing your photographs and set you up with a brilliant system for years to come!

Our course is designed to start at the very beginning and is perfect for those of you with
a little, or zero Lightroom experience. Our Instructors will walk you through the photo-editing process, from import to organizing and editing and finally to exporting. This is a must-have course for anyone looking to enjoy photography.

What you will learn

  • Importing & exporting photographs
  • Organizing in Lightroom
  • Finding and sorting your photographs
  • Editing photographs
  • Using the Develop Module
  • Standard and complex editing functions
  • Exporting your photos for different uses
  • Why Lightroom is one of the best organizing and editing programs out there.

Course details

What's included:

  • A delicious lunch & snacks
  • 6 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events!
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 10)
  • Endless ongoing support.

What to bring:

  • A computer (with Lightroom CLASSIC CC (or an older version of Lightroom) loaded on it already – instructions will follow once you’ve signed up),
  • Computer charger,
  • External mouse or keyboard (if desired),
  • Selection of images to work on during the class.

Questions

If you're not sure if this course is right for you, simply chat with us (below), contact us via email or phone +1 (888) 734-2641.

Locations & Dates

Locations

This course is available in (precise locations in the city will be confirmed upon booking a date): 


Calgary


Toronto


Burlington / Oakville


Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge


Mississauga


Ottawa

Vancouver


Kelowna


Please NOTE: Precise locations in each city are subject to change - based on weather, availability etc. Please pay close attention to your emails once you have purchased a course as we will work to communicate ALL location changes in a timely manner.

Upcoming Dates

Course runs from 10am - 4pm

You have the option to choose your dates later, or gift this course, when you checkout.

Calgary:

  • Sat. Sep 5 2020
  • Sat. Oct 3 2020
  • Sat. Dec 19 2020

Toronto:

Please email us for date options.

Burlington / Oakville:

  • Sat. Sep 5 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4 2020
  • Sat. Dec 19 2020

Kitchener / Waterloo / Guelph / Cambridge: 

  • Sat. Sep 5 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4 2020
  • Sat. Dec 19 2020

Mississauga: 

  • Sat. Sep 5 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4 2020
  • Sat. Dec 19 2020

Ottawa: 

  • Sat. Sep 5 2020
  • Sun. Oct 4 2020
  • Sat. Dec 19 2020

Vancouver: 

Please email us for date options.

Kelowna:

  • Sat. Sep 5 2020
  • Sat. Oct 3 2020
  • Sat. Dec 19 2020

Farida F.

Last summer I made it my goal to learn more about photography, and I found Learn Photography Calgary. I started by taking the ultimate package which include all the beginner photography classes and I couldn't be happier.